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Florida Coastal Management Program

The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The program's goal is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for directing the implementation of the statewide coastal management program.

FCMP Spotlight

Beach Signs and Safety Flags Now Available from FCMP!

The safety and enjoyment of Florida’s public beaches are affected by changing tide and surf conditions. As many residents and visitors travel to different parts of Florida to enjoy its wonderful public beaches, many communities post warning flags and educational signage to help visitors understand the beach hazards occurring during their visits. Along with these, these communities may also add signage highlighting beach and coastal access points.

To aid in this effort, the Florida Coastal Management Program is offering state and local government entities provide public coastal access points the following free of charge:

  • Beach safety flags
  • Beach safety warning signs
  • Beach access signs
  • Rip current safety signs

The deadline for those interesting in ordering signs is Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information on the ordering process, please visit Beach Safety Flag and Sign Ordering Information.

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